How to Choose a Clarinet Reed
How to Choose a Clarinet Reed

  You can purchase the most expensive, handcrafted clarinet from the best music store in the country, but if the reed is subpar the clarinet will sound like a cheap, defective instrument…

Artist interview massimo la rosa
Artist Interview: Massimo La Rosa

Massimo La Rosa (Principal Trombone, The Cleveland Orchestra) Born in Palermo, Italy, Massimo La Rosa studied with Filippo Bonanno. He released two solo albums and is currently the principal trombone of The…

Saxophone Mouthpiece Buying Guide
Saxophone Mouthpiece Buying Guide

  A fundamental part of being a successful saxophonist is choosing the correct saxophone mouthpiece. Although it’s often a choice made purely out of personal preference, it’s important to understand how a…

Artist Interview: Gabriel The Gun
Artist Interview: Gabriel The Gun

Artist Interview: Gabriel “The Gun” (No Doubt) Haga clic aquí para Español Gabriel The Gun, musician and member of Grammy Award winning group No Doubt, playing with them until 1992, is a Cuban-American trumpeter, Latin…

10 Lessons Your Child Will Learn in Marching Band
10 Lessons Your Child Will Learn in Marching Band

Marching band is more than just another after school activity- it’s an adventure in learning a different language and making new friends. Not only does marching band exercise the mind and body,…

Instrument Rental for your Child
Instrument Rental for Your Child

If your son or daughter has decided they’d like to play a musical instrument in their elementary or middle school band, it’s a fun and educational activity that can last for years…

Choosing the Best Flute Case
Choosing the Best Flute Case

When compared to other instruments, flutes are fairly compact and lightweight. Due, in part, to their small size and low weight, proactive measures must be taken to protect a flute from any…

Kevin Packard
Artist Interview: Kevin Packard

Artist Interview: Kevin Packard (Drum Set Marketing Manager, Pearl) Kevin Packard is the Drum Set Marketing Manager at Pearl and has spent his entire career working for instrument manufacturing companies and developing new…

Artist Interview: Aaron Ovecka
Artist Interview: Aaron Ovecka

Artist Interview: Aaron Ovecka (I, The Breather) Like many professional drummers Aaron’s career began with hours and hours of practice in his parents basement. His hard work is paying off and he is…

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